Kale Chips

As the mother of a child who refuses to eat anything but beige foods (pasta, chicken, rice and cereal) I do have one single window of opportunity to get a veggie into her — Kale Chips.  My whole family is obsessed with them and they are delicious and easy to make.  Not only do they offer the same satisfaction as a regular potato chip but making them is something the kids can get involved in when you need a quick snack.  Please note: the chips do not make for a good date food — it’s one of those items where you will literally get a small piece of green wedged in between every single one of your teeth — so take note and floss before leaving the house. Here is how I make them…

  • 3-4 bunches of kale ripped into pieces (I tend to make a lot because they go fast!)
  • wash and dry. drizzle with olive oil and salt and mix with your hands to coat.
  • lay on cookie sheet with space in between each piece and sprinkle a little more salt.
  • bake at 300°F for around 15-20 minutes until crispy.  The drier you get them the better.



Comments (10)

Esther in Amsterdam
March 30, 2011

I’ve never heard of this and Kale (‘boerenkool’) is such a Dutch vegetable! The traditional way we eat it here in the Netherlands is chopped in tiny pieces and mixed with mashed potatoes, accompanied by a smoked sausage. Very wintery. I can’t wait to try these chips, they look delicious!! x

March 30, 2011

This sounds like a great recipe, thank you for sharing it.
I do basically the same thing with sprouting broccoli (longer than regular broccoli and purple-ish) and serve them nice and cripsy with leaf and all as a side dish

March 30, 2011

Does anyone know if you can buy kale in France? I am dying to try this récipé! Many Thanks

March 31, 2011

my kids love these. we were just at the store and my daughter stopped me before we left the produce section to remind me to buy some Kale. we prefer the flat leaf variety to the curly- it seems to be less bitter. and will sometimes add parmesan half way through baking. yum!

March 31, 2011

This sounds like a lovely recipe dear. Thank you! I am sure to try this shortly in the future!

April 1, 2011

What a fantastic idea, I can’t wait to try this, also love the parmesan idea! X

April 11, 2011

haha, so I’m going to buy kale (inderdaad: boerenkool) in april 😀 it’s such a winter-vegetable to me, but I have to try this! thanks!!

April 13, 2011

I’m with Kat – I’ve been searching for Kale in Paris and can’t seem to find it. Help!

April 17, 2011

My understanding is that Swiss Chard or any of the other “tough greens” work well also. Maybe they are more available in Europe. I haven’t tried them yet, but am truly hooked on Kale Chips.

April 21, 2011

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